Burkina Bronze Statuary

Burkina Faso – a country known for it’s artistic traditions has produced these beautiful bronze female sculptures for many years – using the traditional lost wax method which craftspeople have used for centuries all over the World.

Issouf Bonkoungo has built up a successful business and trained now 20 other artists to be able to make these beautiful sculptures Generally made on a dirt floor a wax replica is placed in a mould near to the furnace which is regularly pumped to build up the intensity of the heat.

This makes the metals being used to make bronze , molten bronze is poured into the mould causing the wax to melt and leaving the bronze forming a perfect sculpture.

Patination then begins to produce the wonderful green and bronze shades of our COLLECTION. No two sculptures are ever exactly the same – this is truly a hand crafted product. It is also possible to obtain painted versions in blue and red and figures as tall as 85cm!

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